Esotericism for Laughs at The Telegraph

A fairly lightweight article on Freemasonry in the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph produced this classic response in the comments:

All MPs are Freemasons. So are all civil servants. It’s too late to do anything about it. We’re in control and you better keep quiet and get used to the fact.

By the way, do you know where your kids are? Shouldn’t they have been home by now? If I was you I’d phone the police immediately. Make sure and tell them you’re a widow’s son. It’ll help.

But what was even better was this juxtaposition of photo and unrelated headline elsewhere in the newspaper:Queen Elizabeth, her daughter-in-law, and grand-daughter

The unrelated headline was to a news story about African witchcraft and the “witchcraft torture murder” of a 15-year-old boy in a family of African immigrants to the United Kingdom.

So we can presume that no subeditor at the Telegraph was thinking “Crone, Mother, Maiden” at the photo of Queen Elizabeth, her daughter-in-law, and granddaughter-in-law. (Is there such a term? The Duchess of Cambridge, to those people who keep track of aristocratic titles.)

Thanks to Jenny Blain for the photo.